Motihari is located in the East Champaran district of Bihar. It falls under the Tirhut Division of the state and functions as the headquarter of its district. The place is quite near to the country border between India and Nepal as well as India and Bangladesh. Motihari is known for its wonderful scenic beauty. The picturesque Motijheel Lake is of stunning beauty and it divides the town into two parts. The Gandhi Sangrahalaya in Motihari is known for its collection of relics and photographs of the Satyagraha at Champaran. The Gandhian Memorial Pillar at Motihari is another famous landmark of Motihari. The city has more than 1 lakh residents who mainly speak in Hindi and Bhojpuri.
the State Bank of Travancore (SBT) was a premier Indian bank based in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. The SBT was a sister concern of the State Bank Group, but it also had private shareholders. SBT was the leading bank of Kerala. It had a network of 1,157 branches and 1,602 ATMs across India, as of 31 March 2015. The Union Cabinet approved the proposal of combining SBT and four other associate banks with SBI, on 15 February 2017. On 31 March 2017, It finally merged with its parent SBI bank. It was founded on 12 September 1945 as the Travancore Bank Ltd, an initiative by Travancore Diwan C. P. Ramaswami Iyer. Due to widespread resentment against his dictatorial rule, the bank never gave him the credit of his role. Instead, Sri Chithira Thirunal Balarama Varma, the Maharaja of Travancore was considered as the founder of the bank, though the king had little to do with the founding of the SBT bank. Although the contribution of the Travancore government was 25% only in the bank capital, apart from its general banking business, the bank undertook government treasury work and foreign exchange business. Its head office was located at Thiruvananthapuram. It became a subordinate of State Bank of India under the SBI Subsidiary Banks Act, 1959, in 1960, enacted by the Parliament of India, and thus achieved the name state Bank of Travancore.Ms. Arundhatti Bhattacharya is the ex-officio chairman, and Mr. CR Sasikumar is the managing director of the SBT.